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JEWISHST 383: The Holocaust (HISTORY 237, HISTORY 337, JEWISHST 183)

The emergence of modern racism and radical anti-Semitism. The Nazi rise to power and the Jews. Anti-Semitic legislation in the 30s. WW II and the beginning of mass killings in the East. Deportations and ghettos. The mass extermination of European Jewry.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

JEWISHST 385B: Core in Jewish History, 20th Century (HISTORY 285B, HISTORY 385B)

Instructor consent required.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

JEWISHST 389: Poles and Jews (HISTORY 229, HISTORY 329, JEWISHST 289)

Focus is on the period since WW I. The place of the Jews in interwar Poland, WW II, surviving Jews after the war, Polish memorialization of the Holocaust, the reality and mythology of Jews in the communist apparatus, the manipulation of anti-Semitism by the communist government, and post-communist movement toward reconciliation. Memory and national mythology emphasizing Polish wartime behavior and the relationship of Jews to communism. The sources and uses of stereotypes, and the state of Polish-Jewish relations today.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Jolluck, K. (PI)

JEWISHST 102A: Intermediate Hebrew, First Quarter (AMELANG 129A)

Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

JEWISHST 122B: Early Christianity, Early Judaism, and Gender (CLASSGEN 134, RELIGST 132B)

An exploration of gender in Early Christianity and Early Judaism. Possible topics include: an examination of Pre-Christian writings which are indicative of the foundational social contexts in which early Christian and Jewish writers operated; how women¿s preaching was portrayed in Paul¿s letters and the implications for what was actually going on in the community in Corinth; later interpretations of Paul¿s attitudes towards women and marriage, which diverge between a pro-marriage and further restrictive understanding of women¿s involvement in the Church in the pastorals (1 and 2 Timothy and Titus) and a pro-ascetic, cross-dressing, understanding of greater women¿s freedom in the Acts of Paul and Thecla; female Christian martyrs who had visions of themselves as men entering battle and male Rabbis who understood themselves as female virgins and who hid in whorehouses to avoid martyrdom; and a survey of early Rabbinic laws pertaining to men and women and what they reveal about early Jewish conceptions of gender.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

JEWISHST 153C: Feminism and American Literature (AMSTUD 183C, ENGLISH 183C)

Exploration of the ways in which an eclectic group of American writers from the 19th century to the 20th have endeavored to enlarge the canvas on which women can paint their lives. Readings include stories, novels, journalism, poetry and drama that engage the social cultural, and political forces that can shape the kinds of futures students can imagine for themselves--forces that are further inflected by issues of race, ethnicity and class.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Fishkin, S. (PI)

JEWISHST 199B: Directed Reading in Yiddish, Second Quarter

For intermediate or advanced students. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Baker, Z. (PI)

JEWISHST 241: Memory, History, and the Contemporary Novel (COMPLIT 221, GERLIT 246)

How the watershed events of the 20th century, the philosophic linguistic turn, and the debate regarding the end of history left their mark on the novel. How does the contemporary novel engage with the past? How does its interest in memory and history relate to late- or postmodern culture of time or to political and ethical concerns? Novels by Toni Morrison, W. G. Sebald, J. M. Coetzee, Kazuo Ishiguro, and A. B. Yehoshua; theoretical works by Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Fredric Jameson, Paul Ricoeur Awishai Margalit, and Walter Benn Michaels.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

JEWISHST 287D: Tel Aviv: Site, Symbol, City (HISTORY 287D, HISTORY 387D, JEWISHST 387D)

Tel Aviv, the first Israeli/Hebrew city, from a cultural history perspective combining high and low cultural artifacts, examining the symbolic constructions of the city as a site of Hebrew modernisn and postmodernism. Topics include: the utopian origins behind the establishment of Tel Aviv in Zionist texts; artists, poets, and writers in Tel Aviv's coffee houses; as the capital of Bauhaus architecture; the emergence of Israeli pop culture in Tel Aviv of the late 60s and 70s; the effects of contemporary globalization and the reconstruction of Tel Aviv as the symbolic site of Israeli post-nationalism . Sources include art, cinema, and literature, pop music and archival materials from Green Library's Eliasaf Robinson Collection. Hebrew reading knowledge, although helpful, is not required.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Dubnov, A. (PI)

JEWISHST 287E: Jewish Intellectuals and the Crisis of Modernity (HISTORY 287E, HISTORY 387E, JEWISHST 387E)

Intellectual responses of Jewish political thinkers, historians and authors to the age of extremes. Readings include Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Eric Fromm, Hannah Arendt, Leo Strauss, Karl Popper, Isaiah Berlin, Tony Judt, and George Steiner. Analyses of enlightenment, nationalism, socialism and totalitarianism; their life stories, and their direct and indirect role in creating a transatlantic political discourse in postwar years. Contextualizes historically the fundamental features of Jewish intellectual activity after 1945. No prior knowledge of political science, philosophy and/or Jewish studies is required.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Dubnov, A. (PI)
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